Saki (December 18, 1870 – November 14, 1916) was the pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro. Saki's world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end. (Summary from Wikipedia)
Readers include: Justin Brett Justin Barrett Al Gelman Andrew Coleman Miriam Esther Goldman
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July 29, 2013 Subject:
An excellent recording
I'm a hughe fan of P G Wodehouse, and Saki reminds me of him, except that Wodehouse is more forgiving, and goes for happy endings. Saki likes breaking his characters more.
An excellent recording: I looked up one of the recorders and was saddened to see he had not done any solos. 8(
June 13, 2013 Subject:
I have to agree. This is one of the finest recordings I've heard yet.
All the readers are excellent, but the first one is just perfect.
March 13, 2013 Subject:
Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki
This is quite a top-shelf collection of readings. With only negligible exceptions, the readers succeed in affecting just that sort of dry, slightly-jaded, aristocratic voice that is so necessary for an effective rendering of Saki's characters and narrative style. The audio quality is also quite good, for the most part.
In these stories, Saki wields his wit like a scalpel. This collection contains some of the keenest humour in the English language.